Understanding Substance Misuse & Its Effect On Families

This eLearning program helps direct service staff to better understand substance misuse and how to work with families affected by a substance use disorder. During this program, learners are trained to identify the signs and symptoms of substance misuse and how substance use can affect the brain.


Who Should Attend?

Direct service staff and supervisors working in Child Welfare or Juvenile Justice.


Course Benefits

Learners will:

  • Be able to explain Substance Use Disorder and how substance use can affect the brain.
  • Be trained to identify signs and symptoms of the various types of drugs that may be misused.
  • Be able to recognize the impact of substance misuse on child safety and family functioning.


Course Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this course.


Course Components

Once enrolled in the course, learners will complete a 45-minute eLearning course. Completion of all components is necessary to receive a Certificate of Completion.


Continuing Education Units

There are no CEUs associated with this course.



Register for this course by logging in to Cornerstone, browse for the course name and complete all information.  For more information about the ACS Workforce Institute, please contact the Help Desk at WIhelpdesk@acs.nyc.gov or call (212) 748-1898.


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